So, for the past several months I’ve been playing guitar with the Sunday school children at church. It’s been going really well and it’s helped me get more comfortable playing in front of people, which is good. We’ve done all sorts of songs, like “Fishers of Men” and “Away in a Manger” … the kids are just fantastic.
I also joined the church choir in December, so this was my first Christmas where I was more involved than just being there. It definitely amplifies the amount of frenzy of the December holidays it was surprisingly gratifying to be part of it all. I think I really felt the Christmas spirit this year: the sense of togetherness, of celebration, of anticipation and love.
I still find myself humming the songs we sang for Christmas choir. I know myself well enough that I’ll forget the relevant details to be able to remember these songs a month from now, so I’m just going to jot it down in the blog here, so I can find it again later. We sang “Angels’ Choir” by John Rutter and “Were you there on that Christmas night?” by Natalie Sleeth. The latter is much shorter but it’s still stuck in my head, but in a good way. I hope it’ll stay with me longer than most of my poor, fading or forgotten memories.